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2018 school terms

Term 1 - 11 weeks

START DATE
Between Monday 29 January (at the earliest) and Wednesday 7 February (at the latest).

END DATE
Friday 13 April
(90 -102 half days)

Public holidays:
Waitangi Day 6 February,
Easter: Good Friday 30 March,
Easter Monday 2 April
and Easter Tuesday 3 April (a school holiday)
School holiday: Saturday 14 April - Sunday 29 April (includes ANZAC day 25 April).

Term 2 - 10 weeks

START DATE

Monday 30 April

END DATE
Friday 6 July
(98 half days)

Public holiday:
Queen’s Birthday 4 June
School holiday: Saturday 7 July – Sunday 22 July

Term 3 - 10 weeks

START DATE
Monday 23 July

END DATE
Friday 28 September
(100 half days) School holidays: Saturday 29 September – Sunday 14 October

Term 4 - up to 10 weeks

START DATE
Monday 15 October

END DATE
Primary, intermediate and special schools:
No later than Thursday 20 December
(96 half days)*

Secondary and composite:
No later than Tuesday 18 December
(92 half days)**

Public holidays:
Labour Day 22 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day
School holiday: 5 or 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 384 half days in 2018.
** Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half days in 2018.